Thai people are typically paid by the month regardless of their occupation, it may be calculated by the hour but typically the average Thai salary is paid by the month. If your thinking about hiring someone in Thailand I strongly urge you not to do this though. Pay someone for a months work here and they will take 6-7 days off during that month. Pay them by the day and for a days work and they will show up every day without fail.
So what does the average Thai person make per month? Their salary may differ by industry and occupation and where they live in the country. I’ve heard people talk about GDP and that the average Thai person will earn 25,000 per month which is so not true, maybe as a mean but certainly not for the regular joe.
In Thailand, Education Rules! Your monthly salary will depend on the qualifications you have as well as experience and age. The salary depends more on age and qualifications than on experience unless you have been with a company for a long time, this is for well paying jobs like a degree qualified job such as IT.
With monthly Thai salaries being so low you wonder how so many people can buy a car even luxury cars. In all honesty even if you have a degree in Thailand doesn’t mean your capable, the ones who do really well here do really well, I know many multimillionairs in Thailand that didn’t finish grade 9 and are doing extremely well, and this is mostly because everyone else lacks what it takes.
If your in a well paying position in a degree qualified job the average wage is around 25,000 per month. This is almost 4 times as much as a non qualified job, so if that person still lives with their family and still lives and eats cheaply by the time their 26 they can own their own car, for someone who works in a really good paying job like let’s say Data Warehousing consultant their salary can be over 80,000 per month, by the time their 26 they can own outright a mercedes CLK! Very much the same as back home really.
Basically like everywhere the average Thai salary all depends on what you do and what is your degree.